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Quick Struts - FIXED!!

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    Tried to replay to by original thread but wuld not let me.

    Finally fixed.

    Decided to live with the clunking over the winter. In that time I bought some KYB struts and bearing mounts from Rock Auto. Had a 2nd set of struts from the Amazon seller that I could get everything else (bump stop, boot, upper spring perch) Took the Amazon strut apart but thought maybe I should find a diagram of the OEM strut to be sure noting is missing before I proceed. Sure enough, the amazon quick struts are missing a felt bushing between the top spring perch and bearing mount. You can see it in the diagram below. (part 48603C)

    https://parts.lakelandtoy...&ukey_trimLevel=18276

    Got a pair from the dealership, included them in the reassembly of the struts and put them on the car tonight. Rattle is gone!!!! I am stocked after months of rattling. Just need to get an alignment tomorrow. The quick struts actally prob would have been just fine if they had the bushing.

    The icing on the cake....I sent a message to the Amazon seller as an FYI their parts are missing this bushing, Did not expect anything since I bought them in July 2018, just maybe it would help the next person if they fix the issue. They said they would send it to their quality control and get back to me. I guess they went and took one apart because they came back a week later and said in fact they are not assemble with that bushing. Because of this they made an exception for me and agreed to to accept a return on the front struts!! So it all seemed to have worked out in the end.
    backroad101 wrote:
    Tried to replay to by original thread but wuld not let me.

    Finally fixed.

    Decided to live with the clunking over the winter. In that time I bought some KYB struts and bearing mounts from Rock Auto. Had a 2nd set of struts from the Amazon seller that I could get everything else (bump stop, boot, upper spring perch) Took the Amazon strut apart but thought maybe I should find a diagram of the OEM strut to be sure noting is missing before I proceed. Sure enough, the amazon quick struts are missing a felt bushing between the top spring perch and bearing mount. You can see it in the diagram below. (part 48603C)

    https://parts.lakelandtoy...&ukey_trimLevel=18276

    Got a pair from the dealership, included them in the reassembly of the struts and put them on the car tonight. Rattle is gone!!!! I am stocked after months of rattling. Just need to get an alignment tomorrow. The quick struts actally prob would have been just fine if they had the bushing.

    The icing on the cake....I sent a message to the Amazon seller as an FYI their parts are missing this bushing, Did not expect anything since I bought them in July 2018, just maybe it would help the next person if they fix the issue. They said they would send it to their quality control and get back to me. I guess they went and took one apart because they came back a week later and said in fact they are not assemble with that bushing. Because of this they made an exception for me and agreed to to accept a return on the front struts!! So it all seemed to have worked out in the end.



    yup I know that round washer/bushing you're talking about. It was a very dense poly/rubber white washer. I can see why that would be making a clanking noise against the spring cap! Glad you were able to find it and the original seller stepped up and did what was right! awesome!

    glad it's all fixed for you now! I will look into why you were not able to edit the previous post, the site is going through updating.
    And I got new tires today. Man this thing is night and day quiet now. Can't wait to drive it to work tomorrow
    awesome about the new tires! what tires did ya end up getting?
    sciontc_mich wrote:
    awesome about the new tires! what tires did ya end up getting?


    Tires are Sumitomo HTR A/S P02. I actually found a set of FR-S wheels with these tires for $250. Tires had a ton of tread but the offset of the FR-S wheels are more a Subaru offset. So moved the tires to a spare set of tC wheels I bought over the winter that I freshly painted and will sell the FR-S wheels. Hoping in the end I will come out even or ahead on the deal :-)

    Never owned Sumitomo and only got them because of the deal and figured they'd at least be better than my bald Coopers. Happily surprised that on TireRack these tires are rated 4 out of 5 stars.
    backroad101 wrote:
    sciontc_mich wrote:
    awesome about the new tires! what tires did ya end up getting?


    Tires are Sumitomo HTR A/S P02. I actually found a set of FR-S wheels with these tires for $250. Tires had a ton of tread but the offset of the FR-S wheels are more a Subaru offset. So moved the tires to a spare set of tC wheels I bought over the winter that I freshly painted and will sell the FR-S wheels. Hoping in the end I will come out even or ahead on the deal :-)

    Never owned Sumitomo and only got them because of the deal and figured they'd at least be better than my bald Coopers. Happily surprised that on TireRack these tires are rated 4 out of 5 stars.


    so you're amazed that they're that high or low rated? And anything is better than bald tires! glad you got a great deal and I hope those FR-S wheels sell quickly for ya!
    sciontc_mich wrote:
    backroad101 wrote:
    sciontc_mich wrote:
    awesome about the new tires! what tires did ya end up getting?


    Tires are Sumitomo HTR A/S P02. I actually found a set of FR-S wheels with these tires for $250. Tires had a ton of tread but the offset of the FR-S wheels are more a Subaru offset. So moved the tires to a spare set of tC wheels I bought over the winter that I freshly painted and will sell the FR-S wheels. Hoping in the end I will come out even or ahead on the deal :-)

    Never owned Sumitomo and only got them because of the deal and figured they'd at least be better than my bald Coopers. Happily surprised that on TireRack these tires are rated 4 out of 5 stars.


    so you're amazed that they're that high or low rated? And anything is better than bald tires! glad you got a great deal and I hope those FR-S wheels sell quickly for ya!


    No they are rated pretty good. And I think I found a buyer for the FR-S wheels !!!
    Wow! That's a good seller!!!!!
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